[GE users] Problem using a hostgroup in -masterq and not in -q

Sean Dilda sean at duke.edu
Fri Jun 30 14:49:20 BST 2006

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Pascal GILGENKRANTZ wrote:
> Hello,
> We are facing an issue with the PE -masterq usage. The goal is to make
> sure that our PE job will run its "master" job only on our "@masters" 
> hostgroup, and all others sub-jobs of the PE in our "@slaves" hostgroup.
> But, with Grid Engine 6.0u8, it's *impossible* to run a PE job like this:
> % qsub -pe my_pe 10 -q q1@@slaves -masterq q1@@masters <command>
> the result is a job pending forever, with qstat -r always complaining: 
> "cannot run in PE "my_pe" because it only offers 100 slots" whereas I 
> requested only 10 slots...

I've never used -masterq so I have no idea if this will work right or not..

I'd suggest removing 'q1' from the hosts in @masters and making a 'qm' 
(or some other name) that only contains the hosts in @masters.  Then use 
'-masterq qm' and see if that works.

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